Southeastern Morocco, Saharan Algeria, Southern Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, extralimital in Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Northern Chad. 


Acanthodactylus longipes  BOULENGER, 1918


Acanthodactylus longipes panousei   BONS & GIROT, 1964

Acanthodactylus longipes  SALVADOR, 1982

Acanthodactylus scutellatus var. longipes   BOULENGER, 1918

Common names:

Fransenfingereidechse (German)


Lectotype: BMNH 1946.8.4.31 (an adult male from Wargla, Algeria), designated by CROCHET et al. 2003; paralectotypes: BMNH 1946.8.30-32 (Wargla), BMNH 1946.9.3.75 (between the Wed Nça and El Alia), BMNH 1946.9.3.74 (El Wed, East of Tuggurt). The original type series might have included more specimens, including members of other species. See also Salvador 1982.

Terra Typica:

Restricted by lectotype designation to Wargla [= Ouargla], Algeria by CROCHET et al. (2003).

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Boulenger, G.A. (1918) -  Sur les lézards de genre Acanthodactylus Wiegm. -  Bulletin de la Societé zoologique de France, 43: 143-155.  

  • Harris, D.J. & Arnold, E.N. (2000) -  Elucidation of the relationships of spiny-footed lizards, Acanthodactylus spp. (Reptilia: Lacertidae) using mitochondrial DNA sequence, with comments on their biogeography and evolution. -  Journal of Zoology, London, 252 (3): 351-362.    

  • Crochet, P.-A. & Geniez, P. & Ineich, I. (2003) -  A multivariate analysis of the fringe-toed lizards of the Acanthodactylus scutellatus group (Squamata: Lacertidae) systematics and biogeographical implications. -  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 137 (1): 117-155.    

  • Tamar, K. & Carranza, S. & Sindaco, R. & Moravec, J. & Trape, J.-F. & Meiri, S. (2016) -  Out of Africa: Phylogeny and biogeography of the widespread genus Acanthodactylus (Reptilia: Lacertidae).  -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 103: 6-18.